Summer & Holiday Camps

Summer and Holiday breaks can be stressful times for our families. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) see breaks in routines, and often behavior regression. Acclaim Autism hosted holiday camps over Thanksgiving and the December holiday season in 2022, with 2023 camps also planned – see below for more information.

Attending a holiday camp helps to maintain some structure and elements of routine during breaks from regular schedules. Camps are also an opportunity to engage with others of a similar age and ability to work on social skills.

Activities are fun and engaging, giving individuals an opportunity to learn while working alongside others. 1:1 support is often still available and can be coordinated by Acclaim Autism, with approval from insurance.

Summer 2023 Camps

Acclaim Autism will be hosting holiday camps to offer reliable service during the summer period. Camps will take place in West Chester, PA & Jenkintown, PA when school isn’t in session. Our staff can also accompany clients to third party camps that allow outside therapists.

Acclaim Autism Camps:

  • West Chester, PA: Ages 6-12 weekdays 9am-4pm from June 26-August 25
  • Jenkintown, PA: Ages 6-12 weekdays 9am-4pm from June 26-August 25
  • Parents/guardians of existing clients should email [email protected] by May 5th to secure a place; there are limited places available, so this is first come, first serve.
  • NOTE: The above two camps are currently only open to existing clients of Acclaim Autism. If you aren’t an existing client, please complete an application here.

Summer Enrichment Program (through Spectrum Success)

For youth ages 12-24 on the spectrum, learn: advocacy, self-efficacy, financial literacy, work readiness, coaching, and socialization.

July 10-August 18 Monday-Thursdays 9:00am-2:00pm

More information: see this flyer

Make sure to contact [email protected] to arrange 1:1 support after you register with Spectrum Success 911.

Third Party Camps

Should you choose to register in a different camp, please confirm they accept outside therapists so our staff can provide 1:1 support for your child. Once registered, email [email protected] to arrange 1:1 support.

Philadelphia residents can apply for the Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant to help with cost.

If you’re looking for a camp recommendation in your area, please reach out to [email protected]

Spring 2023 Holiday Camp

Thank you to all the families that participated in the Spring 2023 camp!